Yesterday, Phillip and I walked up to Broadway and had brunch at The Deluxe. Then we walked up and down Broadway, from Roy to John, and back. and enjoyed the Broadway Pride Festival.
I don’t know the full story, but this year there was some issue with permits, and Broadway’s Pride Fest almost didn’t happen. (Broadway was the site of Seattle’s Pride parade, by the way, until it grew too big and had to move Downtown.) Another group stepped in at the last minute and saved Broadway’s Pride Fest.
So it was understandable that this year’s Broadway Pride Fest was a little underwhelming. But at least it was there. And it was fun.
There were booths by corporate sponsors, churches, neighborhood shops and restaurants, and some live performances.
Meanwhile, we’re having a heat wave in Seattle. We got out of the burning sun, into our boiling apartment, and lazed around for the afternoon.
This morning, we hopped on an 8 bus to Seattle Center. We agreed to skip the parade this year and go directly to the Seattle Pride Festival.
We had a fun day today. We bought half-price price underwear from our favorite Capitol Hill underwear shop, UnderU4Men. We bought graphic novels and mustard. We ate barbecue in the Center House. We chatted with mayoral candidate James Norton. I met Lonnie Mann, author of Thoughts From Iceland, which I reviewed last year. We stayed in the shade as much as we could.
We’d reserved a gaming table with Queer Geeks and Gamers. We brought a few Fluxx games (including Monty Python Fluxx!) as well as Joking Hazard. Our table was in the beer garden which, for some reason, had a full bar. We played several games of Joking Hazard with passersby Mikael and Roger. That was a blast.
When it was time to go, we rode the rode the monorail to Westlake, and transferred to a Link train to Capitol Hill Station.
On our way home, at around seven in the evening, we stopped into C.C. Attle’s, which also has a full bar.
It’s been a terrific day today. I’m exhausted, a little tipsy, and I have to go to work tomorrow.